Flat Cap Frisbee Golf - the game goes on!

Scarborough Castle, Yorkshire Day (1 August 2012)

A new modern-day cult-sport, is spreading its wings and heading towards the Yorkshire Coast this summer, when Scarborough Castle holds its inaugural Flat cap Frisbee Golf day, in celebration of Yorkshire Day (1 August 2012).

The sport, which many a Yorkshireman had been hoping will feature in the Olympics, takes the traditional Tyke headwear and puts it to an altogether different use, being flung from tee to flag in a bid to complete a nine ‘hole’ course in the fewest possible number of throws.  First played at Helmsley Castle in 2005, 2012 is the first time that a dedicated flat cap Frisbee golf course will be established at Scarborough Castle – but for one day only!

“The flat cap is thought by many to be a classic symbol of Yorkshire culture, but this sport really puts a new spin on an old trend,” says English Heritage’s Area Manager for Yorkshire, Clea Warner.  “It has been fantastically popular at Helmsley Castle in the past, and we are confident that visitors to Scarborough will find it just as amusing – but players will have to take into account coastal breezes when they take aim this year!”

Although the sport involves the throwing of projectiles, the soft tweed of the caps makes them unlikely to cause damage to people should they go astray, making it a perfect sport for both young and old.  “We do have a stock of championship-quality flat-caps available for visitors to use, but of course, if they would prefer to bring their own caps, they would be more than welcome to do so,” adds Clea.

Flat cap Frisbee golf will be run for visitors to the castle, with the first tee-off at 10.00am and the last cap being flung at 5.00pm.  The castle grounds remain open for a further hour to allow competitors to complete their game.

Admission to Scarborough Castle is £4.90 for adults, £4.40 for concessions, £2.90 for children or £12.70 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children). For more information, please call 01723 372451 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/scarboroughcastle


For further media information, please contact:

Jay Commins – PRO English Heritage (Yorkshire)

Tel: 0113 251 5698

Mob: 07810 546567

Email: jay@fim.org.uk